A resort city in southwestern Estonia, Parnu is a stunning city with the Pärnu River running through it. It sits on an inlet of the Gulf of Livonia in the Baltic Sea. Parnu is known for its eclectic 19th Century timber villas and the shallow water of sandy Pärnu Beach. When you need time out from tapping on your laptop in a coworking space you can head behind the beach to Pärnu Park, where you will have fountains to gawk at, trails to hike and neoclassical spa buildings to invade to refresh the brain neurons. It is the ultimate summer holiday destination with a laid-back vibe and a romantic air to its medieval streets.
An economically balanced region with a diverse range of industries, its foreign investments and new businesses (think tech companies) have created jobs and increased competitiveness. An initiative of the government "Startup Estonia" has supercharged the local startup system by organizing trainings and events for startup teams, educating local investors, attracting foreign investors and uniting the local startup community with a strong ecosystem to unite and build its tech community. Coworking venues are giving the inventive souls a place to call home, to connect with likeminded souls and somewhere they can learn and collaborate.
Long considered to be a holiday destination for many people from Finland and other Scandinavian countries, Parnu is also the home to a thriving tech eruption, which is reflected in the number of coworking venues opening up. Not everyone in the city is on holidays!